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Deputy Ward Manager

Priory Group
West Midlands, Smethwick
£41475 - £44648 per annum + £5000 welcome/retention bonus
Closing date
4 Jun 2022

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Mental Health
Contract Type
Full Time
Independent Sector
Job Role
Ward Sister
£40,000 - £50,000
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Job Details

Set in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, close to Birmingham City centre, Priory Hospital Woodbourne is conveniently located for access to the West Midlands motorway network and with very good local public transport links.

The hospital provides a diverse range of inpatient services, including acute and psychiatric intensive care for adults aged 18-25 years, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, specialist Eating Disorder (including day care) and private acute and addictions treatment programmes. With 78 beds across 7 wards, our multi-disciplinary teams deliver personalised treatment programmes to our patients and have established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care.

Beech Ward is a 12 bedded adult acute ward for young adults aged 18-25 years. We work collaboratively with Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) to provide care for patients from the Birmingham area.

We are looking for an experienced RMN/RNLD to take on the role as a highly motivated and committed Deputy Ward Manager on Beech Ward. The successful candidate will take an active role in managing the unit under supervision of the Ward Manager.

They will have proven leadership skills, along with a strong drive to develop themselves and the dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team. The successful candidate will directly participate in patient care, managing the ward and offer a high standard of care to the service users that we work with.

Applicants must have at least 2 years' experience at Staff Nurse level. Experience in acute services is ideal but not essential.

The role will require you to assist the Ward Manager with:

  • Driving quality reporting within the systems that are used within this hospital
  • Auditing the quality of documentation of care plans, risk assessments and clinical entries
  • Promoting high quality incident reporting and actioning incident reports
  • Induction and training of new and junior staff
  • Management and clinical supervision of junior colleagues
  • Liaison with other professionals to ensure a high quality of service is provided for our patients
  • Staff rota management
  • Providing strong clinical leadership and acting as a positive role model
  • Facilitating team meetings and communicating the teams performance
  • Creating a culture of learning and development
  • Responsibilities of an on-call manager
  • Deputising in the Ward Managers absence
  • Any other duties as directed by the Ward Manager

You will need to possess:

  • An interest in working with young adults and good insight into the principles relevant to acute services
  • A keen interest and motivation to support development within our acute team
  • An ability to adapt to the individual needs of our diverse patient population
  • The ability to make and justify clinical decisions based on policy, experience and risk assessment
  • Passion about change, innovation and service improvement


Nursing at Priory Healthcare

At Priory Healthcare, we’re passionately committed to making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support. But that’s just the start. As a recognised leader in the healthcare sector, we’re equally passionate about harnessing the potential of everyone on our team – including our rapidly growing community of RMN’s.

So join us and we can promise you one of the most dynamic and supportive career environments in the sector.

We are already the largest mental health provider in Europe and treat upwards of 80 conditions in over 275 facilities around the country. But look beyond our size and you will also discover an unrivalled reputation for providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivery value for our service users.

What does this mean for you? More than you might imagine.

For a start, there’s greater clinical diversity here than anywhere outside of the NHS. This offers you the chance to develop your career at the forefront of nursing practice in one or  more of our six specialist areas – Acute Mental Healthcare, Secure, Rehabilitation and Complex Care, Eating Disorders and Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

You will enjoy excellent learning and development resources, too. In addition to benefiting from our award-winning e-learning programme, your structured career progression could include supported study for specialist diplomas, preceptorships if you are newly qualified, a range of other externally accredited courses, the option of becoming a trainer on your own site, and much more besides.

Our working environment and culture are also exceptional. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, psychiatrists, therapists and other health care specialists. We don’t just work together. We listen to each other, share ideas, explore new ways of doing things and actively pursue innovation and excellence is all that we do. So while the work can be incredibly demanding, you will never lack the support, collaboration and encouragement you need to perform to your best and achieve your true potential.

As for recognition and rewards, they are everything you would expect from an organisation that values your expertise and commitment. And your career prospects? Well, the sheer scope and scale of our behavioural care services – and the pace of our development as a business – means that you can grow as far and fast as we do.

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